Todd Yasui: Behind the scenes of late night TV

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Big time TV producer, Todd Yasui is the guest today. Todd was the Executive Producer of “Late Late Show” with Kilborne and Ferguson. He was also my boss on “The Queen Latifah Show.” It’s amazing to learn that he got his first job by cold calling the infamous Helen Kushnick of the “The Tonight Show.” Todd gets into detail about his the early chaotic days of that show. It’s the truth behind “The Late Shift.” (Ok, the book was pretty close.)

Todd is very open and frank. if you love backstage showbiz stories, this is the show for you. Todd also talks about fighting with Steven Segal and we discuss our experience dealing with Bill Cosby as the allegations began.

Check out Bonus Yasui! Todd tells us his 3 must see cult movies.

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“Samurai Cop” Star Tells All

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“Samurai Cop” cop star, Matt Hannon,  sat at my dining room table for a candid, fascinating interview.

Find out some of the shooting secrets to some of the great scenes. Why was Matt wearing a woman’s wig in parts of the film? Was Matt dead? And for how long?

Matt opens up about his two real life felony convictions. Between shooting “Samurai Cop” and the eventual sequel Matt went to prison twice. He’s open up to what happened.

Listen to our review of the film from back in the day!

What’s with the dialogue? And why did Matt break my dining room chair? Don’t lean back on a wooden chair, dude!

Matt also talks about being Sylvester Stallone’s body guard, and opens up about his life of crime.SamuraiStills5

Give to the Kickstarter for “Samurai Cop 2!”

Thanks to Greg and Cinema Epoch.

Matt talks about being jealous of Sylvester Stallone. Mat was Stallone’s body-guard, but he dreamed of being the star. He finally got the chance.

No one ever thought this film would see the light of day.. and it almost didn’t. Matt tells us the unusual story of the movie’s discovery.

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We Rip “Hard Ticket to Hawaii”

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“Just when you thought it was safe to take a pee”

Boobs, bombs and bazookas, throw in a killer snake (puppet) and this movie has it all! It’s “Hard Ticket to Hawaii.” Joey La Penna, Grace Kladstrup and Jim Conroy join me to take apart this cult classic. Jim also breaks down the the business of voice over acting and what movies are worth waiting for the end of the credits for. Take a listen to a funny episode above and watch the movie below.

From iTunes:A Hawaiian drug kingpin plans to flood the islands with narcotics financed by illegal diamond shipments to his private retreat. When his henchmen kill two DEA agents who were trying to stop the drug lord, the Agency sends in two of its best agents to break up the drug ring and take out the leader.

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